“[Bilbo] often used to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep and every path was its tributary.” (Frodo) The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien
Here below are the notes* Samwise Gamgee took along the journey. (Based “Flight to the Ford,” The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien and The Atlas of Middle Earth by Karen Fonstad).
THE JOURNAL OF SAMWISE GAMGEE
Oct. 9 – Day 17 (3rd from Weathertop): 19 miles
Photo by Picmonkey.
We’re camped now. We finally made it out of those brambles! Today we followed a wide shallow curving valley. Mr. Frodo is hanging on but he looks poorly. His eyes are all funny and he doesn’t recognize anyone. It’s like he’s somewheres else.
From: “The Journal of Samwise Gamgee, 23 Sept – 20 Oct, 3018.
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Feature Photo by Corwin, Pixabay
*This journal is a fanfiction creation by Niki Flow, based the beautiful works of J.R.R. Tolkien; on the meticulous milestone-marker notes in The Atlas of Middle Earth by Karen Fonstad and on the Eowyn Challenge website:
Bag End to Rivendell with Frodo and Company: 458 Miles